One of our program’s top priorities is creating a space for I-Promise Scholars to thrive academically, personally, and professionally. By participating in I-Promise hosted events, our scholars connect with one another and find comfort in knowing there are other students with stories and experiences similar to their own. Get to know the I-Promise community better on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
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Who are the I-Promise Scholars? They are some of Illinois’ most remarkable students. Many have overcome significant challenges in their path toward a college education and almost all have dreams and aspirations of making a difference in their lives.
“The I-Promise scholarship opened the doors to something that only existed in narratives of the American dream.” Inés Nava, Global Studies, Class of 2017
“I am certain that without the helping hands of I-Promise and the University of Illinois, I would not be in the position I am today.” Danish Noorani, Computer Science, Class of 2017
“My mother and I cried tears of joy together realizing that I would be attending one of the top institutions in the country without any financial burden.” Alexxis Franklin, Recreation, Sport, and Tourism, Class of 2017
“This scholarship has been crucial in allowing me to achieve my lifetime goals.” Nick Vertin, Chemical Engineering, Class of 2017